Today I replaced the springs of two controllers/sticks. The sticks didn’t center anymore, after the replacement the centering is perfect! I also added a cable membrane to fixate the replacement cable in a fixed position. Console5 offers new springs: https://console5.com/store/vectrex-joystick-centering-springs-brand-new-replacements.html
PSU Brand: NMB Partno.: J09PA-01204060D Transistor Q20 (BUX86P) was broken, it was getting hot as I look at the board. There was glue arround Q20 & R201 that came very very hard. My guess is that because of the glue the pins of Q20 have been pulled out of the solder joints and caused even […]
I designed a membrane to attach a replacement joystick cable to a Vectrex controller. Easy to attach and hold the replacement cable inplace. Download model from thingiverse See my other designs..
Next up is an interesting Picasso IV Zorro 3 board that I’ve worked on earlier this year. A friend gave it to me for repair with the comment: it doesn’t do anything. Symptoms: no autoconfig (not visible in earlyboot) no video Diagnostics So, after visually looking around the board, I noticed some bad solderings on […]
This time a Commodore CDTV arrived on my workbench with the following symptoms: Plays audio cd fine Does not load CDROM (CDTV) discs After checking that the CD mechanism worked fine using an audio CD I tested with several CDTV discs both original and recordables. During loading the CD spins up OK and there is […]